01 juillet 2011

Two Meissen gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1737-40 modelled by J.J. Kändler

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted snuff box, circa 1737-40. Photo Bonhams Modelled by J.J. Kändler, of trefoil form moulded with three cartouches enclosing a shell with pendant flowers and flanked by swags, the cover with a raised trefoil panel moulded with floral swags enclosing an oval medallion with a bust portrait of Augustus III facing sinister, the base with a moulded border painted with a yellow seeded ground edged with petals, moulded on the underside with a trefoil cartouche with a bust portrait of a man facing... [Lire la suite]